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Film Review: Wild Card (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play…and it’s all or nothing. REVIEW There’s a reason that I end up loving “most” Jason Statham-starred action-films. Statham is a dynamic actor often combining sensitivity with balls out action sequences. Skilled and quite fast, Jason knows ...

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Film Review: Voices From the Grave (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: The dead have stories to tell a horror fan seeking the obscure. REVIEW: An anthology horror film by Richard Stoudt (Death By VHS) and Laurence Holloway (Nightmare Alley), VOICES FROM THE GRAVE presents three compelling short tales held together with a wrap-around story. Our story begins in a book shop. The nameless customer (although named in the closing credits, ...

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Film Review: Women’s Flesh: My Red Guts (1999)

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SYNOPSIS: After her boyfriend dumps her, a young woman goes into her bathroom and begins to masturbate with a toothbrush. Autoeroticism gradually turns into self-mutilation, and she attempts to eat one of her own fingers. She then asphyxiates herself, and the focus changes to another woman, who also begins to mutilate herself. She starts with a fork, switches to a ...

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Film Review: Julia (2014)

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SYNOPSIS: A neo-noir revenge thriller centering on Julia Shames, who after suffering a brutal rape, falls prey to an unorthodox form of therapy to restore herself. REVIEW: Writer and Director: Matthew A. Brown Stars: Ashley C. Williams, Tahyna Tozzi, Jack Noseworthy I’ve never about-faced my feelings toward a film before. I’ve either loved it, hated it or felt indifferent about ...

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Film Review: The Burning Dead (2015)

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SYNOPSIS: A sheriff must rescue an estranged family from a mountain during a volcano eruption and fight off a horde of lava-filled zombies brought to life by a curse. REVIEW: Director: Rene Perez Writers: Jason Ancona, Jeff Miller Stars: Danny Trejo (barely), Thomas Downey, Moniqua Plante, Nicole Cummins, Robert Lyons, Kevin Norman I love a crap-tastic cheese-fest of a film. ...

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Film Review: Hitch-Hike (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: The beautiful young Saeko and her abusive husband Yoshio are driving through the Japanese countryside. Yoshio continually makes things unpleasant for his unfortunate wife, fingering her while she’s driving and slapping her whenever his beer spills. They pick up a hitchhiker who, like Yoshio, is a fishing enthusiast. Things quickly turn sour, however, and the moment they find out ...

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Film Review: Justine De Sade (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: Therese, a beautiful but naive young girl, who finds herself being passed around from depraved pervert to depraved pervert, enduring just about every kind of sexual degradation there is while still believing that some kind stranger will eventually help her. REVIEW: Marques De Sade is widely considered the most controversial writer to put ink on paper. The fact that ...

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